Flyers send Penguins to ninth straight loss

Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2004

PITTSBURGH Patrick Sharp and John LeClair scored just more than a minute apart in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Saturday.

The Penguins have lost nine straight since beating the Flyers 2-1 in Philadelphia on Jan. 12 and have dropped a franchise-record nine in a row at home since last winning there Dec. 29.

Pittsburgh's club record for consecutive losses home and away in a season is 11, set during the 16-win season in 1983-84 that allowed them to draft Mario Lemieux No. 1 that year.

Bruins 1, Canadiens 0

MONTREAL Andrew Raycroft made 34 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Glen Murray scored on a power play early in the second period for Boston.

Canadiens goalie Jose Theodore lost his fourth straight start.

Maple Leafs 5, Senators 1

TORONTO Gary Roberts scored two of Toronto's four power-play goals, and the Maple Leafs avenged an embarrassing loss.

Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson's enraged the Maple Leafs after he broke his stick in Ottawa's 7-1 rout on Jan. 8 and faked throwing it in the stands, poking fun at Toronto's Mats Sundin, who was suspended for throwing his broken stick into the stands.

With the victory, Toronto coach Pat Quinn became just the fourth coach in NHL history to win 600 regular-season games, joining Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour and Dick Irvin.

Hurricanes 4, Red Wings 4

DETROIT Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist and Tomas Holmstrom also scored twice for Detroit, which overcame a 4-1 deficit in the third period.

Radim Vrbata and Sean Hill each had a goal and an assist for Carolina, and Pavel Brendl and Rod Brind'Amour also scored.

Canucks 6, Capitals 1

WASHINGTON Markus Naslund scored his 29th goal and added an assist, and Vancouver Canucks had four power-play goals.

Brad May, Wade Brookbank, Trevor Linden, Jarkko Ruutu and Sammy Salo also scored to help the Canucks to their fifth straight victory, matching a season high. Robert Lang scored the only goal for Washington, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Sabres 3, Sabres 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. J.P Dumont and Maxim Afinogenov scored power-play goals in the first period for Buffalo.

Miroslav Satan added an empty-net goal, and Martin Biron stopped 31 shots, allowing the Sabres to win their season-high fourth straight game. The Sabres also completed a two-game sweep of the Rangers, after Friday night's 3-1 win in New York.

Islanders 4, Panthers 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. Jason Blake broke a tie with 8:12 left and added an empty-net goal for New York.

Radek Martinek and Trent Hunter also scored for the Islanders, and Garth Snow made 25 saves. Eric Beaudoin and Steven Weiss scored for the Panthers.

Blue Jackets 2, Wild 1, OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio Anders Eriksson's long slap shot deflected off a Minnesota player and beat goalie Dwayne Roloson 2:59 into overtime to give Columbus the victory.

Following an NHL-record 15 consecutive overtime ties to start the season, the Wild lost their second overtime game in 48 hours. They fell 3-2 to Montreal on Thursday night on Richard Zednik's goal with 28 seconds left in overtime.

Lightning 5, Thrashers 2

TAMPA, Fla. Fredrik Modin had two goals and an assist for Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay.

Dave Andreychuk, Brad Richards and Ruslan Fedotenko added goals, helping the Lightning take an 11-point lead over second-place Atlanta. Zdenek Blatny and Shawn McEachern scored for Atlanta.

Devils 4, Blues 1

ST. LOUIS Brian Gionta scored two goals, and Martin Brodeur made 30 saves for New Jersey.

Sergei Brylin and Patrik Elias added goals for the defending champion Devils, 6-2-1 in their last nine games.

Predators 3, Sharks 2, OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Marek Zidlicky scored with 16 seconds left in overtime for the Predators.

Nashville's Scott Walker tied it at 7:22 of the third period, and David Legwand also scored for the Predators.

Patrick Marleau and Wayne Primeau scored for San Jose.

Stars 5, Coyotes 4

GLENDALE, Ariz. Brendan Morrow had his first career three-goal game for surging Dallas.

David Oliver scored the winning goal, Bill Guerin also scored and Steve Ott added two assists for the Stars, 7-1-1 in their last nine game. Since losing 2-1 in Arizona on Dec. 10 to cap a five-game losing streak, Dallas is 15-5-6.

Kings 4, Oilers 3

EDMONTON, Alberta Joe Corvo tied it with 1:10 left and Los Angeles goalie Roman Cechmanek off for an extra attacker, and Jason Holland scored the winner with six seconds left.

Edmonton took a 3-2 lead on goals by Georges Laraque and Fernando Pisani in a 1:37 span of the third, but the Kings rallied to move past Calgary for eighth place in the Western Conference.

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